Ampibian Encounters California Newt San Lorenzo Valley Environment 

Amphibian Encounters

By Emily Pomeroy It’s that time of year again; our slick, slippery friends are out and about! Here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we’re fortunate to live amongst a myriad of newt and salamander species that come out to say hello during the spring. In our county there are more than ten species of salamanders and newts and even more… Read More
Valley Women's Club PGE Trees Commentary Environment Local News 

Commentary: Support for Resolution Against PG&E

Your speedy endorsement action is needed to support the proposal of Supervisor Bruce McPherson and Ryan Coonerty: ‘Resolution to support the County of Santa Cruz Filing a Formal Complaint Against PG&E with the CPUC’ Your response of support will show your PG&E tree removal concerns to the Board of Supervisors. PG&E has applied tree removal methods that are investigated by CalFire… Read More
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Forest and Habitat Explored

By Zane Moore White ash blankets the forest, in some places even up to a foot thick. Much of the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, in areas that receive the most rainfall and have the highest biomasses—mainly the old growth redwood forests of Big Basin—were burned. Sadly, based on recent satellite imagery (worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov), it appears that most of this… Read More
Environmental Town Hall in Felton Environment Events 

Environmental Town Hall in Felton November 23

Get the latest information about important environmental issues that impact the San Lorenzo Valley. Bring your questions. Many public agencies will be on site as a resource. 22 governmental non profits will have information such as vector control, road associations, and more. Volunteers for set up and clean up are appreciated. Hosted by the Valley Women’s Club of the San… Read More
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What Would it Take to End California’s Drought?

By Faith Kerns and Doug Parker The excitement about a potentially rain-bearing El Niño is building, and hopes for a swift end to California’s ongoing drought are multiplying. At the same time, many of us who have worked extensively on water issues in the state fear the momentum and progress made on much-needed water reforms will be lost. The prospect of a rainy… Read More